hyperdrive

noun
hy·​per·​drive | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌdrīv How to pronounce hyperdrive (audio) \

Definition of hyperdrive

Examples of hyperdrive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The modern workplace was at an inflection point spurred by technological and cultural changes even before the pandemic, but the health crisis kicked the pace of change into hyperdrive. Iese Business School, Forbes, 8 June 2022 With the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion by Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade, the media have gone into hyperdrive trying to obscure the real contours of the debate. David Harsanyi, National Review, 11 May 2022 With such questions already swirling around, a statement would send those topics into hyperdrive, which is just a new cause of uncertainty and new set of baggage. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Unofficially, tamale season kicks off in late fall and goes into hyperdrive just in time for the Virgin of Guadalupe feast day on Dec. 12. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2021 The median price for a single-family home in the 64 communities the association tracks hit $780,000, a record for August and 22 percent higher than August 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic sent homebuyers into hyperdrive. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Everything seems to switch into hyperdrive with your mind racing for solutions amid the inner critic thoughts that are muddying the waters. Janice Marturano, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 At that moment, my ten-year-old brain—which had, in the past few years, already begun to master compartmentalization—went into hyperdrive. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 8 Sep. 2021 The landscape of college football is shifting into hyperdrive with no clear end to the plate movement in sight. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hyperdrive

1973, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

14 Jun 2022

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“Hyperdrive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperdrive. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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